Peer Mentoring Program – Mentors

Mentors can learn great skills mentoring new students, and can be an important part of new student experience. All students were new once!
Mentors keep a check on support events during the year at the end of this page.

The Mentoring Program Coordinator calls for volunteer University of Sydney Law School Mentors towards the end of each year to participate in the program in the new year.

You will be able to sign up as a mentor for 2018 in Semester Two

Mentors must be available for session 1 of either the JD or LLB program (see dates below). Students who express interest in being a mentor will be contacted in January and February.

Why it is important to mentor

“As a second year [now] student I remember all too well how daunting university can be, and how big a transition it can be from high school studies.”

"How do you juggle making friends during class and doing all of your law readings?"

"The law is tough and everyone is on the same boat, don’t expect to get 100% every assessment."

"Attending the SULS social events is a must to get to know people from your grade."

Peer Mentoring Program Tug a war

Your role as a mentor

As a mentor you will provide valuable support to first year law students.

What you will do:

  • Attend a fun 1-2 hour training session that will provide you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to be an effective mentor.
  • Mix with other mentors to share your knowledge and experiences.
  • Mentor either JD Full-Time students; JD Part-Time Students; or LLB (combined) students.
  • You will be allocated a group of 5-10 commencing first year students (your "mentees") and conduct two mentoring sessions with them.
  • Lead your mentee group through discussions to provide information, tips and direction on life as a Sydney Law student. You will share your knowledge and experience with mentees to help their transition into uni life. You may also direct them to support services at the University as required.
  • Be a point of contact for your mentees throughout their first semester at Sydney Law School.

A mentor is not expected to:

  • Provide tutoring or academic advice or answers. Instead help them locate the appropriate place or people for assistance or answers.
  • Be a counsellor. Instead, listen and then direct them to the appropriate support services at the University.
  • Be an expert in all things. Instead be a guide to help them find their way.

Important dates for the 2017 program

Whats on? Dates
Mentor Training

Lecture Theatre 026


Thursday 16 February 2017

JD Full-Time Orientation -  Mentor/Mentee Session

Assemble in LT026 at 12:45 for the 1:00pm session or 1:45 for the 2:00pm session

Lecture Theatre 101

Either 1:00-2:00pm or 2:00-3:00pm

Monday 20 February 2017

JD Part-time Orientation - Mentor/Mentee Session

Assemble on the Level 4 Bridge at 7.00pm

Law School Common Room (Level 4 - Law Building)


Wednesday, 1 March 2017

REVISED LLB Orientation - Mentor/Mentee Session

Assemble in Sem020 at 9:45am for the 10.00am session

Lecture Theatre 101

9:50 -11:00am

Wednesday 1 March 2017

JD/LLB Interfaculty Tug-of-War Challenge

N.B. New wet weather location:
Show Court and Court 2, downstairs, Sydney University Sports and Aquatic Centre

Week 1, Wednesday 8 March

Assemble at 12:30pm

Mentor - Mentee Follow up Pizza Lunch

Law Lawn (TBC)


Tuesday 14 March 2017

Follow up event for mentors

Register now

Law School Lecture Theatre LT106


Thursday 25 May 2017

Sign up to be a Mentor

We encourage you to sign up to be a mentor. Further details will be provided later in the year for 2018 mentors.

For more information, please contact the .